The balancing item in Australia's balance of payments accounts: An impressionistic view

Dietrich K. Fausten, Robert D. Brooks

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The balancing item in the Australian balance of payments has been increasing in magnitude and volatility, violating with increasing frequency internationally agreed acceptability criteria of smallness. This investigation examines the temporal evolution of the balancing item, identifying structural breaks that are plausible a priori. It also explores alternative data-driven and structural approaches to the diagnosis of the errors and omissions in the statistical record.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1303-1311
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Economics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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